Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Handling Orphanware and Buying From Startups

Ever buy a product for a critical function, only to have the vendor go out of business? What did you do? How did you support a tool with no vendor to back it?

And when buying from a startup, which may or may not make it, what special precautions do you take? Do you demand to see the balance sheet, get source in escrow or come in with a backup plan in case they go under?

We are writing a feature story about these topics and would love to hear your war stories, lessons and advice. E-mail me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/29/2007 at 1:15 PM


Featured

  • Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

    Microsoft will end support for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system on Dec. 10, 2019, according to an announcement.

  • Get More Out of Your Outlook Inbox with TakeNote

    Brien comes across a handy, but imperfect, feature in Outlook that lets you annotate specific e-mails. Its provenance is something of a mystery, though.

  • Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

    Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.